SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has introduced a bill that would create a felony child abuse registry in addition to the existing sex offender registry.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2jv7sBb ) that the measure known as “Miley’s Bill” would require government websites to include a link to a list of felony child abusers.
Rep. Derrin Owens, a Fountain Green Republican, says he’s surprised the sex offender registry was started without including child abusers as well.
The bill is named after a girl who suffered from shaken-baby syndrome in 2013 at the hands of her biological father. Miley’s grandmother, JoAnn Otten, voiced her support for the measure.
Otten says Miley recovered but has a severely decreased standard of life.
The measure received strong support from the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee.